Former British child star Lil Chris has reportedly been found dead at the very young age of 24.
The singer-songwriter who found fame on Channel 4 show ‘Rock School’ went on to achieve top ten success and became a familiar face back in the noughties – most notable was his 2006 top three hit ‘Checking It Out’.
According to the Mirror, the cause of his death is currently unknown.
Friend Lloyd Wilkinson, who he recorded a single called Christmas Number One with, posted earlier today:
I can not believe I’m doing this and I’m completely devastated. Rest in peace brother bear. Love you mate. Chris Hardman Aka Lil’ Chris.
Chris – real name Christopher James Hardman – made a reference to depression back in December, tweeting: “I hope to one day create a way out of depression that doesn’t mean taking your own life. The Cure.”
We just hope – as we have seen with many over the past few years – that this wasn’t the way that he passed.